It's Episode 41 of In the Mood for Podcast, a British-based film podcast hosted by Calum Reed of Ultimate Addict and Pete Sheppard of In the Mood for Blog.
The highlight of a quiet week at the cinema is Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy," but will he finally impress us "Precious" skeptics with his Florida-set thriller? We discuss the controversy of that jellyfish scene, as well as other films that kicked up a fuss, for one reason or another. The rest of the releases include showbiz comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and British thriller "Welcome to the Punch." We're looking ahead to the next few episodes by dishing our thoughts on trailers for films out in the next month or so, including Seth Gordon's "Identity Thief," which one of us has already vetoed. Cal promotes a re-release of Joseph Losey's "The Servant," while his unflattering review of "Beyond the Hills" is hijacked by Pete's desire to turn it into a Catholic-style remake of "Wreck-It Ralph." Just another week, then...
Opening Segment: A trailer round-up, featuring upcoming releases "Trance," "Spring Breakers," "The Host," "Identity Thief," "Jack the Giant Slayer," "Dark Skies," and "Look of Love" [4:55 - 19:55]
"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone"
"Welcome to the Punch"
"Beyond the Hills"
"The Servant" (50th anniversary re-release)
[24:30 - 53:45]
Closing Segment: Our take on Lee Daniels' controversial "The Paperboy," and discussing past controversies in cinema [53:50 - 1:10:35]